Text Box: The books of Russell H. Greenan

The details “grisly”, the people “lunatic”, the results, “magnetic”.


Can of Worms



Washington Post

“Murder Most Mordant” © Aug 10 1987

Michele Slung

“There is something wrong with a world in which Russell Greenan is not a household name. […] Beginning with “It Happened in Boston?” in 1968, a Greenan cult formed. I didn’t stumble upon it until a few years later when the perverse pleasures of the irresistibly titled “The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton” sent me in search of any other Greenans available. […] Doubtless I won’t be able to convince everyone that Russell Greenan is a genius at macabre comedy, but those who go off to find his books will decide for themselves—that is, if they’re not too squeamish, or too ticklish.”

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